Suburb Profile


CASTLE HILL


CASTLE HILL is a picturesque suburb possibly named because of the fine views from the hilly areas in the district. Governor Phillip first saw the area on one of his exploratory trips in 1791. Governor King began a government farm there on July 8 1801, referring to it as Castle Hill on 1 March 1802.Filled with restaurants and cafes, Castle Hill is the heart of the Hills District. Venture out and enjoy the nightlife as streets blossom with a lively atmosphere. Classy bars and clubs offer a convenient place to enjoy an evening out with friends. Enjoy the tranquillity of living in the hills, yet with public transport at your fingertips to take you right into the heart of the city with ease.  You can catch an express bus to the CBD via the M2, and as of May 2019 you will be able to catch the train via the North-West Rail Link.  The Castle Hill station is underground and is located next to Castle Towers Shopping Centre.Known to locals as “The Towers” this very busy...


KELLYVILLE


KELLYVILLE is named after Hugh Kelly, who owned the Kellyville Estate. Kelly owned a hotel on the corner of Wrights and Windsor Roads called the 'Bird-In-Hand'. Originally, the area had been known as 'There and Nowhere' followed by 'Irish Town' for the clan of Kellys that lived in the area. After Kelly's death in 1884, John Fitzgerald Burns, James Green and George Withers purchased portions of several early land grants, which were subdivided into farmlets as part of the 'Kellyville Estate', thereby giving the suburb its name.For most of the 20th century, Kellyville was semi-rural.    From the 1960s to the 1980s about 900 homes were developed in an area around Acres Road, known locally as 'The Village'. More recently, major developments such as Kellyville Plaza have encouraged residential growth.Kellyville Plaza features both Coles and Woolworths supermarkets, and next door there is also an ALDI super market.  Specialty shops include a liquor store and a variety of...


NORTH KELLYVILLE


NORTH KELLYVILLE was gazetted as a suburb in its own right in 2018, and is currently a hive of building activity. Previously part of the larger suburb of Kellyville it was mostly market gardens and acreage lifestyle properties that have now been sub-divided and developed into a burgeoning suburban oasis. With two shopping centres recently opened on Hezlett Rd locals have a choice of ALDI or Woolworths, as well as a broad range of eateries. A McDonalds is also located on Samantha Riley Drive so residents are already well catered for.   The Hills Adventist College have an expanding campus in the heart of North Kellyville offering K-12 co-ed education, and construction is currently under way on North Kellyville Public School.   The suburb already has some apartments near the retail areas, with more under construction, creating opportunities for first home buyers.


BEAUMONT HILLS


BEAUMONT HILLS is a relatively small suburb, only 3 kilometres in area and was originally part of Kellyville. The initial development was created by AV Jennings, around the Arnold Janssen Drive area and grew from there. Officially established as a suburb in 2002 Beaumont Hills features a number of housing estates. 'The Sanctuary' located to the west is fronted by a natural creek reserve. 'The Outlook' is at the centre. The suburb is developed with a range of house styles while still offering a quiet lifestyle. Turkey Nest Park is at the highest point and boasts panoramic views towards the Blue Mountains where local residents can enjoy the beautiful walking track in the evening and capture the sunset. You won’t find any unit developments in this relatively small and exclusive pocket of the Hills.   The Beaumont Hills Public School opened in 2001 on The Parkway. It sits beside the Community Centre where they cater for before and after school care. The Centre also runs many a...


ROUSE HILL


ROUSE HILL is named after the estate of a free settler, Richard Rouse, who arrived in the colony in 1801. He was given a grant of 450 acres in 1816 at Vinegar Hill. Governor Macquarie suggested that the estate be called Rouse Hill probably to remove the convict association with the area via the Battle of Vinegar Hill that occurred in the vicinity in 1804.   Rouse Hill Village Centre which opened in 1999, is a small shopping centre located on Windsor Road. This complex features an IGA supermarket, specialty shops and restaurants. It is adjacent to the Meridien Realty Rouse Hill office. The Terrace is another small commercial centre which was opened on Panmure Street in 2004.   On Windsor Rd is the popular Rouse Hill Town Centre. It combines the traditional values and streetscape of a contemporary market town with the latest fashion, homewares, dining, community services and lifestyle choices. With over 230 specialty stores including Woolworths, Coles, Big W, Target and a R...